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Anson County, North Carolina

Anson County was created on March 17, 1749 from Bladen County . This county was named for George, Lord Anson (1697–1762), a celebrated English admiral who circumnavigated the globe.

The Anson County Seat is located in Wadesboro also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Anson County are Stanly County (north), Richmond County (east), Chesterfield County, South Carolina (south) and Union County (west) .

Cities and towns located in Anson County include Ansonville, Lilesville, McFarlan, Morven, Peachland, Polkton, Wadesboro.

Townships located in Anson County include Ansonville, Burnsville, Gulledge, Lanesboro, Lilesville, Morven, Wadesboro, and White Store.

Anson County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Anson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties

Anson County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Anson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Anson County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Anson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Anson County Courthouse and Government Records

Anson County Courthouse

Genealogist typically forget about the importance of Anson County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy information.

Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many North Carolina men and women.

The possibilities are excellent that your ancestors have left a detailed record of at least some elements of their lives in the Anson County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Anson County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. Courthouse was destroyed in 1868, records fragmented

  • Anson County Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses for Anson County.
    • Address: 101 S. Greene Street, Suite 131, Wadesboro, NC 28170
    • Phone: 704-994-3208
    • Birth Records: 1921 
    • Marriage Records: 1741 
    • Death Records: 1921 
    • Land Records: 1749
  • Anson County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
    • Address: 101 S. Greene Street, Suite 203, Wadesboro, NC 28170
    • Phone: 704-694-2314
    • Probate Records: 1751
    • Court Records: 1771
    • Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
  • Anson County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Anson Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Anson County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Anson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to furnish your own most popular Anson County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Anson Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Anson Co. NC Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Anson Co. NC Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Anson Co. NC Census Records

Anson Co. NC Cemeteries & Graveyards

Anson Co. NC Church & Bible Records

Anson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Anson Co. NC General and History Websites

Anson Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anson Co. NC Military Records

Anson Co. NC Schools & Directories

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